After many weeks of leaks and speculation, iQOO has finally launched the iQOO Neo 5 and the Neo 5 SE. The iQOO Neo 5S comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The Vivo sub-new brand’s phones also feature fast charging and come in three colour options. The iQoo Neo 5S will be available for purchase this week only, while the iQoo Neo 5 SE will be available next week.
The iQOO Neo 5S is available in three different colours. The cheapest model costs CNY 2699 and has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (approx. Rs. 32,100). The iQOO phone comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage, and costs CNY 2899. (approx. Rs. 34,500), the most expensive model, with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, costs CNY 3199. (approx. Rs. 38,000).
The iQOO Neo 5S will come with a display featuring a 6.56-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Affirming the previous rumours, iQOO Neo 5S also features a ‘display chip’, which is expected to reduce rendering load on the GPU. The device operates on Android 12 based OriginOS.
The iQOO Neo 5S comes with a triple rear camera setup that consists of a 48MP Sony IMX598 primary sensor with an OIS lens paired up with a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro lens. The front of the device has a 16MP selfie camera. iQOO Neo 5S has a battery backup of 4500 mAH and supports 66W fast charge technology.
The iQOO Neo 5S is available in Orange, Blue, or Black colour options.
The iQOO Neo 5 SE is like a cheaper version of the iQOO 5 that launched earlier this year in March. So, the iQOO 5 now sits between the Neo 5 SE & the Neo 5S in terms of pricing & features.
The iQOO Neo 5 SE has a 6.67-inch 144Hz LCD with a Full-HD+ resolution with 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. It is powered by the Snapdragon 870. It employs an LCD display instead of OLED to bring down the price.
It draws powers from a 4,500 mAh battery with 55 W fast-charging support. It runs on the Android 11 based version of OriginOS Ocean. In terms of optics, there is a 50 megapixel primary camera, an 8 megapixel ultrawide sensor, and a 2 megapixel macro shooter. The phone has a 16 megapixel front selfie camera.
The iQOO Neo 5 SE is available in Blue, White, and multicolour options.
iQOO Neo 5S will be available for sale from December 24 in China, whereas the Neo 5 SE model will be available from December 28. As of now, both devices are available on pre-order.